Working with Couples
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My psychotherapy practice is primarily working with couples. It is best when both parties attend the sessions where each learns to stay out of their partner’s issues and is coached to discover his/her own contribution to the overall marital issue.
Each party learns:
Through the sessions the client learns to give less attention to specific problems they present, and more attention to family patterns of emotions and relationships, as well as family structures of dyads and triangles by:
The sessions begin to become more of a coachingthat encourages the client to consult with the family, which interrupts arguments, and models skills to the entire family system.
Marriage and/or Family Therapy with One Person
One Day Marital Enrichment Event: IMAGO DIALOGUE WORKSHOP January 24, 2024 6:30 pm – 9 pm (Weds)
LOCATION: The Westrock Wellness Center (869 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT) .
For more information and directions:
This will be offered again on March 21st, as well.
1. Calm yourself down so that flooding doesn’t block your communication
2. Speak and listen non-defensively so that your discussions or disagreements will be productive
3. Validate each other as well as your relationship even (or especially) when the going gets tough
4. And over-learn these principles so that your new skills become almost second nature.
Practical Tip: Get an agreement with your partner to limit your discussions to fifteen minutes at a sitting. If you decide to go longer, only go another fifteen minutes more.